What Jonjo Shelvey did to Yohan Cabaye after Newcastle's goal v Crystal Palace

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Yohan Cabaye isn’t particularly liked at Newcastle.

Despite playing 93 times for the Magpies, the way the Frenchman forced his move to Paris Saint-Germain in January 2014 didn’t go down well at Saint James’ Park.

But his move to the Ligue 1 club didn’t exactly go to plan and a season-and-a-half later, he returned to England, signing for Crystal Palace.

While some Newcastle fans will look back on Cabaye’s time at the club with fondness, some will never forgive him.

That much could be identified on Saturday when Cabaye’s Crystal Palace took on the Toon Army. The midfielder was roundly booed whenever he touched the ball as Rafa Benitez’s side ran out 1-0 winners thanks to a late goal from Mikel Morino.

Morino’s 86th-minute winner gave them all three points and lifted them to 6th in the league table.

But it was something that happened seconds after the goal that got everyone talking.

As the corner was swung in, Jonjo Shelvey and Cabaye clash in the penalty area, both falling to the ground.


But when Moreno’s header hit the back of the net, the Newcastle midfielder decided to be a bit cheeky with his marker.

With Cabaye still on the floor, Shelvey clearly celebrated in his face.

What Shelvey did to Cabaye

Take a look:

Newcastle fans react

And Newcastle fans absolutely loved it. Check out their reaction:

A bit of friendly banter? Or something a bit more serious?

Either way, it looks as though Shelvey might be getting a ban for his behaviour.

Earlier this year, Robin van Persie was banned for two matches for his goal celebration during Fenerbahce's Turkish Cup victory over Besiktas.


The Dutchman slid on his knees in front of Besiktas midfielder, Oğuzhan Özyakup after scoring the only goal of the game.

So, while Newcastle fans will have enjoyed Shelvey’s behaviour, it's likely that he will be suspended for a couple of matches as a result.

The supporters will probably think it’s well worth it, though.

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